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Windows steaming up/condensation, etc.

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I know that the weather has changed and it is wet & damp, but l'm finding the rear window and rear side windows 'seem' to be permanently steamed up. I always have the climate control on and the windows are all closed properly. Admittedly l don't have it hot inside the car as l don't feel the cold much (climate control is set to 'Auto' 20.5).

Am l imagining l have a problem or do others have this problem at the moment - it's just that when l look at other cars parked next to mine their windows are clear.

Maybe I need to let it get really warm inside and dry out, or drive around with the windows open for a while?

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I always have the climate control on

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Possibly a daft question I know, but have you got it set to 'ECON'?

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The car maybe a bit damp.

Get the cabin warm open the windows to dry it out.

Just a thought check for damp carpet in the front footwells

the bulkheads drains could be blocked and water getting into the cabin.

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do you have any special dehumidifier buttons in the audis that you have to select?

But really, climate control should work it all out. hmm. very weird as I thought they had dehumidifiers in there.

Perhaps get someone to check that they system is fully working?

replace carpets with rubber mats? dunno if that works.

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I did hear waxing inside can helps this. Never tried so not sure whether it works - just a thought...

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Sounds like the Aircon needs re-conditioning. Aircon/Climate control should dry the air entering the cabin, and hence you shouldn't get any condensation.

Obviously if you have 4 people in the car, on a wet day it can take a little while for it to dry, but certainly not like it is at the moment.

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Did you ever sort this?

I had the same problem one my A3, my symptoms were the same but I noticed liquid just below my hatch on the top of the bumper all the time and I could not figure it out, I finally notice water coming from inside the plastic, it was slightly dripping out so I removed the plastic boot cover inside and found the hose had come loose from the rear washer, popped it back on with a cable tie "not too tight" and jobs a good one again, my rear wash does the car in front again too :)

Problem was the foam inside the boot covering was sopping wet thus causing the steaming up

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yeah, the A3/S3 rear wash wipe is a crap design. Mine has gone three times in three years......I use a pull tie too - now.

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